Forward-looking approach to time

Saving The Daylight, by David Prerau, Granta Books, €21.90.

29th October, 2005

Saving The Daylight, by David Prerau, Granta Books, €21.90.

A builder called William Willett is to thank for the extra hour in the scratcher you enjoyed this morning.

Willett, an enthusiastic early riser, conceived the idea of daylight saving while riding his horse one fine morning in the summer of 1905.

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